enzina

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *ilicīna, from Latin īlex (holm oak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

enzina f (plural enzinas)

  1. holm oak
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 1v. b.
      ally delát ebró. es mót mãbre. e ouo y grát arbor. e fue enzina. ala rayz daq́l arbor estaua abraã.
      There, past Hebron, is the hill Mamre, where there was a great holm oak. Abraham was [sitting] on the root of that tree.
    • Idem, f. 2r. a.
      q́ndo eſtaua abraã ſola enzina é mãbre & vio. iij. barones q́ paſauan por la carrera.
      When Abraham was [sitting] by the holm oak in Mamre he saw three men who were passing nearby.

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